William is an associate Architect with Osmond Lange Architects and Planners in East London. He has a long standing interest in documenting and recording historical bridges and structures.
The Great Kei River has presented a significant barrier to travel through the Eastern Cape. A variety of bridges have been built over time to address this. The talk deals with the bridges built over the River in the area adjacent to the existing N2 bridge crossing.
The five bridges are:
- Temporary Timber Military Bridge: 1877
- Steel Girder Wagon Bridge: 1879
- Timber Railway Bridge for Cape Government Railways: 1907
- Re-located steel girder railway bridge from Fourteen Streams near Warrenton: 1947- 49
- N2 Concrete Bridge by SANRAL: 1977
The talk will be illustrated with drawings, maps and historical and current photographs of the bridges.
The talk will be held on Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 19:30 in the MCL Hall at the East London Museum.
Tea/coffee will be served after the meeting.
No charge and all are welcome to attend
For more information contact the Border Historical Society Secretary Gordon Campbell - 083 284 6173